Archive for category: Championnat National

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Well, the football is coming thick and fast now – Ligue 2, the Trophee des Champions, National, Ligue 1, that weirdly-arranged friendly between Napoli and PSG, and now…the cup! The league cup, that is (the Coupe de France is currently in regional preliminary mode before the 3rd round proper in mid-September) […]

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Following a summer that much of French football spent busy with tribunal hearings rather than transfer dealings, three lengthy administrative sagas look – look – to have been sorted out. We’d say ‘and not a moment too soon’ but things actually kicked off last week, causing something of a headache for Steve […]

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Last season was not a happy one for Valenciennes, who hit the relegation zone after five games and never dragged themselves out of it. They changed managers, bringing in Ariel Jacobs for Daniel Sanchez, they got in Abdul Majeed Waris on loan in January, but it didn’t work. Their season featured not […]

Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

Coupe de France: Previews Seiziemes de Finale

Reset your magie de la coupe levels, it’s the round of 32 – while top-billing in the timetable and TV schedules has been given to the two all-Ligue 1 clashes, OM v Nice and PSG v Montpellier, we are assured some minnow-progression with matches between Sete and Jura Sud, and […]

Coupe de France: Boulogne v Rennes

Coupe de France: Boulogne v Rennes

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between Rennes – a Ligue 1 patron since 1994 – and Boulogne, now in National four years after their only season in the top flight. If you take a closer look however, there is a little bit more to […]

Preview: Coupe de France 32es de finale

Preview: Coupe de France 32es de finale

Get set for some Magie de la Coupe as things kick off after the winter break with the Ligue 1 teams joining the fray. There are four all-Ligue 1 clashes, some familiar names from previous cupsets, and some minnows looking to overturn the big fish. Below is the full list […]

Coupe de France: Minnows to Heroes

The final ten games in the Coupe de France round of 64 feature some tasty match-ups, and the team have been digging for details. Chasselay CFA v Istres L2  Chasselay – full name Monts d’Or Azergues Chasselay – get their day in the spotlight this weekend when they host Ligue […]

Coupe de France: Epinal v Niort

Coupe de France: Epinal v Niort

CFA side SAS Epinal play host to Ligue 2 outfit Niort at Le Stade de la Colombiere. Officially there are two divisions between these sides, but in all reality the gap might not be as wide as that. Epinal were one of the six unfortunate teams relegated from the National […]